Finnish Government resigns after Proposed Healthcare Reform Falls Through

Finland’s Centre Party government, headed by Prime Minister Juha Sipila, resigned on Friday after failing to push through social and health care program reform.

BBC reports that Finnish President, Sauli Niinisto, accepted the resignation of  the Prime Minister who came to power in May 2015 and will continue to serve in a care-taking role until a new government is appointed.

The healthcare overhaul was intended to address the needs of an aging population while improving efficiency and reducing public spending by 3 billion euros by 2029.

While people have questioned the need for the move with just weeks to go until the election, others have described it as political responsibility.

 

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